Thyaga Brahma Gana sabha – Navarathnangal
As part of its December Fine Arts festival 2006, Thyagar Brahma Gana Sabha in association with Mudhra organized a special programme “Navarathnangal” – featuring a tribute to nine salient composers of Karnatic music. The session highlighted the beauty of the compositions of Purandara Dasa, Thyagaraja, Dikshitar, Shyama Sastri, Swathi Thirunal, Koteeswara Iyer, Papanasam Sivan, Gopalakrishna Bharathi, Patnam Subramanya Iyer. A group of accomplished artists – Prema Rangarajan, sriram Gangadharan, Mohan Santhanam, Lakshmi Rangarajan, Visalkshi Nithyanand, G.Srinikanth and Shreyas Narayanan accompanied Radha on the vocal and Dr.Hemalatha and Ganapathi Raman accompanied on violin and mirudangam.
Ariyakudi to Semmangudi –Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha
As part of its December Fine Arts festival 2006, Thyagar Brahma Gana Sabha in association with Mudhra organized a special programme “Ariyakudi to Semmangudi” – a multimedia presentation on the contribution of the stalwarts – Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Madurai Mani Iyer, M.D.Ramanathan, GN Balasubramaniam, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidhyanatha Bhagavatar, Musiri Subramanya Iyer, M.L.Vasanthakumari, MS Subbulakshmi, Maharajapuram Santhanam. The programme was produced and presented by Dr.Radha Bhaskar and renowned musicologist Dr.SAK.Durga gave valuable inputs based on her rich experience. A unique feature of the programme was that the respective shishyas of these illustrious stalwarts were invited and honoured on the occasion. During the span of three hours, the listeners were transported to the golden era of Karnatic music and had the pleasure of listening to audio clippings of the masterpieces of these great musicians.